Sweet Land of Liberty

Sweet Land of Liberty by Nat Hentoff

January 28, 2015

Do We Care About Our Prisoners in Solitary Confinement?

More than once, the late Supreme Court Justice William Brennan told me: "This nation will not be civilized until it ends the death penalty." But how civilized are we now, when, according to extended research by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR): "Tens of thousands... continue

January 14, 2015

Students Learning How They Learn and How They Don't

At Pittsfield Middle High School in southeastern New Hampshire, the students are individually and actively involved in their own learning. This enlivening approach to education, which I've been advocating for years, is beginning in an evolving number of schools around the country. Here, Emily... continue

January 07, 2015

Sending Your Kids to College: Will It Be One for Student Free Speech?

Will any of the 2016 presidential candidates mention the many colleges that widely censor students' free speech? Probably not. But at least a news analyst has followed the lead of FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) in its essential crusade to bring an active First Amendment to college... continue

December 31, 2014

Circus Harmony Coming to Fractious Ferguson

Increasingly known throughout the United States and abroad, the "Circus Lady" -- the founder, executive and artistic director of St. Louis-based Circus Harmony -- "has a long history of building bridges," as St. Louis Public Radio's Linda Lockhart reports ("Reactions to Grand... continue

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